Round Table Discussion

Mono-Inter-Post-Disciplinary Design (Round Table Timed to 20 Years of Design Education Development Experience at St. Petersburg State University)


One of the main trends in the modern design education is transition from the disciplinary-oriented educational programs to the problem-oriented programs. Currently, the design is expanding its conceptual, theoretical and methodological framework, integrating the approaches from the area of social sciences, philosophy, economics, ecology and art. The interdisciplinary environment of the University can facilitate study and discussion of this development vector. The fundamental issue remains the communication implementation issue in an interdisciplinary environment. According to the French philosopher Jacques Rancière, the main enemy of any creative activity is consensus. Following this idea, we can say that work in an interdisciplinary environment does not require boundary-spanning, but recognizing differences, accepting responsibility and establishing new boundaries between designers and other experts.